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Nevada execution halted after drug company sues to stop it

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Hours before he was to be put to death, a convicted killer was spared execution Wednesday when a Nevada judge granted an injunction sought by the maker of a sedative that has been at the center of several botched executions.

Scott Dozier was scheduled to die at 8 p.m. PDT Wednesday at the state prison in Ely. He has been asking to be put to death for more than a year and appeared to be about to get his wish after waiving his

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